Saturday, December 29, 2012

let it snow, let it snow

Our second "snow" of the year! It accumulated about an inch and is melting quickly, but not before the boys and their cousins sled, threw snow balls, built a snow man, ate some, rolled around in it until we had mud and they were soaked to the skin.

And Lainey got to go out in it this time. She had her sisters boots on (which were a couple sizes too big) and  all of her pink puffy snow wear. She was definitely the cutest little snow bunny out there.
Awwww, winter wonderland!

Day 25

These were the only pictures I took of Christmas day. Thankfully my mom got some good ones when we went over there to continue the festivities.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Day 24

Christmas Eve church service attire...loved having a message the night before Christmas to remind us to focus on why we have this holiday, our Savior.
 Wood family tradition...sleep by the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve night...except mommy. I sleep snugly in my own bed.
Ansley's first year...we'll see if she makes it the whole night. So far all I've heard is "Jude keeps waking me up" and "Ansley, get off my feet" and "I can't go to sleep". All the while daddy is over on the couch fast asleep.

Day 23

Walked into my room and saw this lump under my comforter...
 and found this underneath.

I think Bella even thinks it's too cold.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Day 22

Meramac Caverns with Grandma and Grandpa Wood! So cool!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Day 21

I love these kiddos!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Day 20

Okay this makes up for the dreary, cold weather of winter...seeing my kids see their first snow (at least the younger 3). Even though it was hardly called snow, they still managed to scoop up enough to make a snow ball. So much fun!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Day 19

Trying to see the beauty in this gray, dreary time of year. I'm starting to miss the green, colorful, sweet smelling Hawaiian scenery...and weather.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Day 18

Thanks to nature (and God) again for our free decorations. These pretty red berried trees are everywhere around our house and I have no idea what they are called. But they worked great for our second Christmas party.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Day 17

Running is a favorite pastime.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Day 15

I might do a mini-series on our trip out to Rockwood Reservations today. We love this park and all of its hiking trails. Trying to enjoy this nice mild weather while we can.

Day 14

I took these tree pictures from their reflection in a puddle.

Day 13

Got a little behind...

The boys sang in the kids choir at church...last Sunday. Picture is soooo blurry and then my camera died so this is as good as it gets. The boys are on the right...Ethan in blue and Jude in red. Jude stood there for most of it not singing anything. So I asked him later if he sang at all and he told me "I was singing"...maybe to himself?

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Day 12

Lately, Ansley has taken quite a liking to being a big sis to Lainey. I found her "reading" to Lainey and had to grab my camera to capture the moment.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Day 11

Decorating on a budget: what do you do when the budget doesn't allow you to buy cute decorations for your house? Go to your backyard, trim some trees, give your kid a glue gun (with supervision) and hang these twig stars from your banister. Kind of rustic. They worked for our Christmas party we had at our house tonight.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Day 10

A little Christmas picture preview...

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Day 9

Little tutu girl. 

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Day 8

This girl is a very smile-y and giggly kid...but other days she has these drama filled moments that I think are important to document as later I can tell her "see honey, you were always a sinner, even when you were 1". Can't remember exactly what the problem was. You would think it was the fact that she was all wet from trying to "drink" out of her brother's cup. But more than likely it was because she ran out of water and I told her she couldn't have anymore.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Day 7

The horse down the street from us loves apples. When the weather was nice and it didn't get dark so early, we visited Black Beauty (which is what my kids named him because we had just read the book) quite a bit.
 I took a picture of Jude taking a picture.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Day 6

 Pickin' pumpkins...back in October.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Day 5

My sister and I had a girls weekend in Chicago a couple of months ago. So fun!!
 "The Bean"

Our reflection in "The Bean".
 Felt very overwhelmed cool as it looked. Even my GPS was spazzing out.
 We walked on water a little bit...
 Skyline view from Navy Pier.
 And of course we finished the weekend with a shopping trip to Ikea.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Day 4

I don't know if this is cheating for the DPP but so far I have only used pictures from the past couple of months. But I'm so far behind I think this DPP is going to be a bunch of catch up posts. 

A couple more shots at the apple orchard. Lainey loves 'papples'. If I'm not careful she will eat the whole thing...seeds and all.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Day 3

Playing catch up a little...
These were pictures from earlier this fall when we went apple picking. This is why I haven't attempted to take our Christmas pictures yet. Not one of these are they all smiling at the same time.